Later Start Time = Better Grades?

This is an interesting article from the Associated Press. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania suggest that a later school start time for high school students will yield better grades and more attentiveness from American teenagers (let me not talk too loud–Grier might take this idea and run with it)…let me digress, for I report, you decide.

See this excerpt:

Researchers surveyed 280 students at a suburban high school outside of Philadelphia. The students start their school day at 7:30 a.m. and finish at 2:25 p.m. The survey found that:

  • 78 percent of the students said they found it difficult to get up in the morning.
  • Only 16 percent said they felt they got enough sleep.
  • 70 percent said they believed their grades would improve if they had more sleep.
  • 90 percent felt their academic performance would improve if school started later in the morning.
  • Many students said they did not feel alert taking tests during early morning classes and don’t think they’re at the peak of their academic ability at that time.
  • Most of the teens said the best time to take tests would be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

E.C. 🙂


2 Responses

  1. LOVE your new blog-style!

  2. hey, thanks! I’ve been experimenting here & there over the past day or so. This style seems to be easier to read. So I’ll stick with it for a while.

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